Let's go! There's renewed energy around reward travel and our team at The Collective have the pick of the most exciting destinations this year. Here, we share a few locations for a dose of wanderlust and to get ideas percolating.
An idyllic location, tropical sunshine and breathtaking natural beauty – the Maldives has it all. The nation is made up of 1,200 coral islands, with each luxurious resort found on its own private isle. Seclusion, serenity and simplicity are the pillars of life in the Maldives. Grab an ice -cold drink and relax under the sun.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT KUDA HURAA: Discover the quintessential Maldivian trio with Four Seasons. Encounter a welcoming garden village at Kuda Huraa, where your Maldivian experience begins. Stay in one of the resort’s spacious beachfront bungalows or serene overwater villas, all with private pools. Enjoy unparalleled sunrise or sunset views across the turquoise ocean.
FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER: Spend three incredible nights onboardsthe luxurious Four Seasons Explorer, a private yacht for up to 22 guests. Customize your own exclusive oceanic adventure and explore some of the most sought after locations and secluded hotspots. Follow the world’s largest known population of manta rays and whale Sharks. Enjoy sandbank spa treatments, sunset fishing, gourmet dining, water sports and island visits along the way. Facilities onboard include an indoor and outdoor restaurant, two bars, a lounge, library, two sun decks and a spa therapist.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU: Finally, arrive at Landaa Giraavaru where its tooblue-to-be-true lagoon links land and sea, conservation and culture, and tradition and innovation in a privileged location in the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Venture beyond the expected to daily bucket-list experiences. Join wellbeing experiences at AyurMa.
Savour sandbank stranded dinners under the stars. Cycle lush jungle paths to the Olympic-size pool. And join pioneering conservation projects in the Marine Discovery Centre, one of the country’s leading centres of research and education.
Bogotá & Cartegena
Colombia—home to the world’s best coffee, stunning colonial architecture, salsa dancing, and two vibrant cities begging to be explored. Capital city Bogotá is a bustling metropolis with a rich architectural heritage. With museums, art galleries, and theatres, this is Colombia’s cultural hub. Then it’s party time at the coastal city of Cartagena—the sandy beaches and colonial buildings are a backdrop to fresh ceviche, dancing, and one of Latin America’s most carefree atmospheres.
DAY ONE: After an early morning arrival into Bogotá and a chance to settle in at the Sofitel, you’ll head to a local ranch. Mount aboard a horse for a thrilling ride through the farmlands, getting in touch with your inner ranch hand. In the outskirts of Bogotá stands the spectacular Salt Cathedral, one of the marvels of Colombia; enjoy a private tour in its underground salt mine. The famous steakhouse Andres Carne de Res Chia will host your welcome dinner – arepas and dancing are mandatory
DAY TWO: Full speed ahead; a day for thrill seekers awaits on the Rio Negro, an hour from Bogotá, where white -water rafting and ziplining are on the menu. When you’ve worked up an appetite on the water, enjoy a riverside open -air lunch - and then relax in the area’s natural pool. Spend your evening at La Gaira Café, one of Bogota’s most famous restaurants, owned by Colombia’s most celebrated singer Carlos Vives. The mix of traditional cuisine, colourful ambiance and live music will be a night to remember
DAY THREE: Travel this morning to the white sands of Cartagena; lunch and time to check -in and freshen up will be followed by exploration. Discover the rich history within the city, exploring via bikes and segways. Of course, no trip to Colombia is complete without sampling some of the local specialties; rum tasting and coffee milling await. A Chiva local party bus will whisk you to one of the best dining experiences in the city, Celele (one of Latin America’s Top 50 restaurants), for a 10 - course Caribbean tasting menu.
DAY FOUR: On a private fleet of boats, take part in a sailing regatta and cruise the coast to the Rosario Islands. Enjoy a beach BBQ, then head for a swim in the crystal - clear waters – or if you’re feeling more exploratory, a snorkel, discovering the corals and fish life that inhabit the reefs. In 007 style, cruise back to Cartagena in a convoy of speedboats. Enjoy sunset drinks in the outdoor lounge at Café del Mar – one of Cartagena’s liveliest bars. Then dine in the light and airy ambience of Carmen, a firm favourite with the locals offering the finest Colombian cuisine.
A world-renowned ski resort in the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana is the place to hit the slopes in 2023, thanks to the newly opened Six Senses Crans-Montana. Situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres, this ski resort offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. This is where excellent skiing facilities meet luxury escape. From fine dining to a world class spa and benefitting from ski-in ski-out access (all the better for reaching that après-ski quickly), makes it a fantastic destination for groups of keen snow chasers looking for somewhere new.
SIX SENSES CRANS-MONTANA: Six Senses Crans-Montana is a new luxury ski property, set to open in February 2023. Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the hotel will offer breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys below. And it’s mere steps away from designer shops and gourmet restaurants. Signature restaurant Byakko is set to bring the cuisine of the Japanese Alps to the Swiss slopes. Mountain-view rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop swimming pool, an alpine garden, and open-air cinema will probably make you want to move in permanently.
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